Advanced Well Test

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Advanced Well Test

Advanced Well Test

Scheduled Dates


20 - 24 May 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
19 - 23 Aug 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
16 - 20 Dec 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

Well testing holds a pivotal role in oil and gas reservoir engineering, offering crucial insights for diagnosing reservoir characteristics, enhancing production efficiency, and informing strategic resource management decisions. Beyond Pressure Transient Analysis, Well Test Interpretation involves a comprehensive evaluation of field notes, surface operations, equipment, and wellbore configuration.

This PetroKnowledge training course provide an integrated approach to well test design, operation and interpretation. Furthermore, this Advanced Well Test training course provides in-depth expertise on testing methodologies, data acquisition, as well as the pertinent downhole instruments and surface machinery utilised in the well testing process. Moreover, the course will delve into critical operational aspects inherent to well testing within the oil and gas industry. Active involvement in classroom exercises will serve to fortify the comprehension of fundamental principles and concepts, fostering a more profound grasp of the subject matter.

This Advanced Well Test training course will highlight:

  • Well Test Fundamentals & Theories
  • Advanced Well Test Interpretation & Analysis
  • Well Test Design & Equipment
  • Special Well Tests
  • Well Test Operation & Case Studies

What are the Goals?

By the end of this Advanced Well Test training course, participants will learn to:

  • Master well testing fundamentals and concepts
  • Effectively interpret and analysis well test data
  • Design well tests with precision
  • Utilise well test equipment and tools
  • Conduct specialised well tests
  • Execute well test operations

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge Advanced Well Test training course is designed for all industry professionals & engineers across oil and gas upstream who directly involved in well test operations, dealing with service companies offering well testing and professional with basic reservoir engineering knowledge:

  • Geologists
  • Petrophysicists
  • Reservoir Engineers
  • Supervisors or managers involved in formation evaluation, reserve estimation and general reservoir engineering

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge training course will be delivered through thoughtfully prepared slides, incorporating animations to address relevant topics. Each participant will receive a comprehensive printed manual containing all the presentation slides, and/or an electronic version in PDF format. Additionally, our teaching approach encompasses pre and post-evaluation assessments on relevant subject matter to enhance the learning experience.

Organisational Impact

Organisation will gain (direct and indirect) the following: 

  • Organisations can conduct well tests more efficiently, reducing downtime and operational costs
  • Increased job satisfaction resulting from training can lead to reduced turnover rates as employees feel more valued and secure in their roles
  • Informed employees can make better decisions related to well test design, equipment selection, and interpretation, ultimately benefiting the organisation's bottom line
  • Employees who understand advanced well testing concepts are more adaptable and can respond effectively to changing industry trends and challenges

Personal Impact

Personnel will gain the following:

  • Develop a solid foundation in well testing principles and grasp the essential theories underpinning well testing operations
  • Learn to interpret well test data effectively. This skill is essential for optimising well performance and diagnosing potential issues
  • The course delves into advanced topics such as variable rate well test analysis, dual porosity systems, and radial composite systems. Attendees will acquire expertise in handling complex well scenarios and data.
  • Gain insights into the design of well tests, including decision-making criteria, objectives, and the role of simulation.
  • Become familiar with various well test equipment and tools, enabling them to plan and execute tests effectively
  • Learn about the operational aspects of well testing and gain the practical skills needed to conduct well tests safely and efficiently
  • Apply their knowledge to real case studies, gaining insights into problem-solving and decision-making in well testing operations

Daily Agenda

Day One: Well Test Fundamentals and Theories
  • Background to Transient Pressure Analysis
  • Radial Flow Theory
  • Diffusivity Equation for Radial Inflow
  • Transient, Steady State and Pseudo-Steady State Flow
  • Wellbore Storage & Skin Effect
  • Radius of Investigation
  • Pressure Build-up and Flow Tests
  • Interpretation Techniques
Day Two: Well Test Interpretation and Analysis
  • Basic Well Test Interpretation
  • Semi-infinite System Late Transient Analysis
  • Well in a Bounded Drainage Area
  • Variable Rate Well Test Analysis
  • Channel Sands and Parallel Faults
  • Constant-pressure Boundaries
  • Vertically Fractured Wells
  • Dual Porosity Systems
  • Limited Entry and Double Permeability Systems
  • Radial Composite Systems
Day Three: Well Test Design & Equipment
Part 1: Test Design
  • Introduction to Test Design
  • Decision to Test or Not
  • Objectives of the Test
  • Design Criteria
  • Role of Simulation in Test Design
Part 2: Well Test Equipment & Tools
  • Test String Equipment
  • Safety Barriers and Sub-Surface Safety Systems
  • Data Acquisition
  • Surface Testing Equipment
  • Drill Stem Testing - DST
  • Repeat Formation Tester (RFT) & Modular Formation Dynamic Tester (MDT)
Day Four: Special Well Tests
  • Gas Well Testing
  • Layered Well Testing
  • Horizontal Wells
  • Multiple-Well Testing
  • Vertical Interference Testing
  • Measurements while perforating
  • Impulse Testing
  • Closed-chamber DST
  • Water Injection Wells
  • Pumping Wells
Day Five: Well Test Operation & Case Studies
  • General Roles & Responsibilities
  • Preparing the Well for Testing
  • Test String Installation
  • Well Test Procedures
  • Well Test Data Requirement
  • Sampling
  • Wireline Operations
  • Hydrate Prevention
  • Nitrogen Operations
  • Offshore Coiled Tubing Operations
  • Well Killing Abandonment
  • Field Cases


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

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